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Kevin Croft, MBA, ASA, CFA

Distinguished EMC Associate Professor of Practice in Actuarial Science and Risk Management Director of the Kelley Center for Insurance Innovation

Kevin Croft, distinguished EMC Associate Professor of Practice and Director of the Kelley Center for Insurance Innovation, teaches Finance, Risk Management and Insurance classes. Professor Croft began his career at the Principal Financial Group where he was involved in a diverse set of roles including insurance product pricing, financial statement preparation, reserve determination, developing asset liability management solutions, managing mutual funds, and investing non-affiliated insurance portfolios. Prior to joining Drake, Professor Croft served as senior vice president and head of structured products at American Equity where he co-led the investment team managing a $52 billion portfolio and oversaw growth in the structured products portfolio from $2.7 billion to $12.9 billion.

In addition to his career success, Professor Croft is committed to serving his community. His community involvement has included coaching youth sports and serving on the Board of Directors for the Des Moines Metro Opera, the Des Moines Embassy Club, and the CBPA’s National Advisory Council.

Professor Croft received both his Bachelor of Science and Master of Business Administration degrees from Drake University in 1989 and 1995, respectively. He also holds an Associate of the Society of Actuaries and is a Chartered Financial Analyst.  

Contact Information

Phone: 515-271-3770
Address: 2847 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
Office: Aliber Hall 359


  • MBA, Drake University
  • BS, Business Administration, Actuarial Science, Drake University

Areas of Expertise

  • Insurance
  • Asset/liability management
  • Risk management
  • Investment strategy development and execution
  • Liability driven investing
  • Leadership and development
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